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Ola Undercuts Uber With ‘Micro’ Cabs at Rs. 6 per Kilometre

Taxi aggregator Ola has launched a new class of ‘Micro’ cabs, which have a base fare ranging from Rs. 35 to Rs. 45, at rates of Rs. 6 per kilometre. The Micro class of vehicles include compact cars like the Hyundai Eon, Wagon R, and Datsun Go, now available for bookings in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. ... Read More »

The Human Problem at the Heart of Snapchat’s Employee Data Breach

Snapchat says it’s “just impossibly sorry” for a recent data breach that exposed payroll information of some current and former employees on Friday. The Snapchat data wasn’t stolen by a coding mastermind who penetrated the company’s servers using some unknown flaw. Instead, it was stolen by an attacker who exploited a much simpler, more human vulnerability: trust. The attacker pretended ... Read More »

Waze Says Not at Fault for Israeli Soldiers Losing Way

Google-owned traffic app Waze hit back on Tuesday at suggestions its directions led Israeli soldiers into a Palestinian refugee camp where they were attacked, sparking bloody clashes. Two Israeli soldiers were said to be using the app when they mistakenly drove into the Qalandiya refugee camp overnight, sparking clashes as security forces deployed to rescue them that killed one Palestinian ... Read More »

Smartphone Ads Can Put Users’ Personal Data at Risk: Study

Personal information of millions of smartphone users is at risk due to in-app advertising that can leak potentially sensitive user information between ad networks and mobile app developers, a new study has found. The study by researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in US examined more than 200 participants who used a custom-built app for Android-based smartphones. Researchers reviewed the ... Read More »

iOS 9 Adoption Appears Stalled at 77 Percent of Active Devices

Apple released its iOS 9 operating system to the public in September last year alongside the launch of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. At that time, it was reported that the iOS 9 penetration was in about 12 percent of the compatible devices within 24 hours since the launch. However, now the mobile OS seems to have ... Read More »

LG G5 Beats Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi 5 at MWC 2016

A number of smartphone manufacturers, much like every year, took to the stage at Mobile World Congress to unveil their latest and greatest smartphones. But it is LG that has attracted most of the appreciation, it appears. The GSMA organisation, which hosts the event, has announced the winners of its annual Global Mobile Awards (2016 Glomo Awards). The LG G5 ... Read More »

Blu Life Mark With 4G, Fingerprint Scanner Available Online at Rs. 8,999

US-based smartphone maker Blu has introduced a new 4G-enabled smartphone in India, the Life Mark, which is now available via an e-commerce website priced at Rs. 8,999. The Blu Life Mark features a fingerprint scanner at the back panel, which is a highlight of the device. At this price point, the Blu Life Mark will be competing against the likes ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge Keyboard Cover, Backpack Launched at MWC 2016

As we know, Samsung at MWC 2016 unveiled the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones. The South Korean company also showcased accessories for the new high-end Galaxy smartphones, with notable offerings including the Keyboard Cover and Backpack. Samsung has not revealed pricing or availability details for any of the accessories for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge so ... Read More »

Zopo Speed 7C, Speed 8 Dual-SIM Android Smartphones Launched at MWC 2016

Zopo has launched two new Speed-series smartphones at the ongoing MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Dubbed Zopo Speed 7C and Zopo Speed 8, the company has so far not revealed details about the availability and pricing. Zopo boasts the Speed 8 is the first smartphone featuring the deca-core Helio X20 MediaTek SoC, and of the fact it also runs ... Read More »

Xolo Era X With 4G Support, 5-Inch Display Launched at Rs. 5,777

Xolo on Wednesday launched its Xolo Era X smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 5,777. The smartphone is already available to buy exclusively from Amazon India. The Xolo Era X is a dual-SIM (4G+4G) supporting smartphone running Android 5.1 Lollipop, which the company claims is upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow – we’d not hold our breath for the update though. ... Read More »